Erie County, Pennsylvania arrest warrants are to be issued by a local sitting judge in the Erie County Courthouse at the end of a probable-cause, identification process. The judge needs to be able to find a probable cause sustained by plausible evidence brought in by the police, so that he or she can sign these documents and turn them into active warrants.
Once this happens, these warrants will be maintained by the local police in Erie County, and the same law enforcement body will become responsible for the detention and incarceration of the persons whose names are on the arrest warrants. If these steps fail to occur properly, then the police archives will contain outstanding warrants for these individuals.
If you are interested in learning whether you or someone close to you has any arrest records in your name in Erie County, PA, you should complete an online warrant search. Go to the following link and gain access to the Pennsylvania database of offenders: https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/initSearchForm.do?siteId=39000. You can also call 1.866.972.7284 to try to get additional information on the offenders you are looking for. This link: http://eriecountygov.org/sheriff/wanted/top10.aspx should also display a detailed list of the most wanted criminals or offenders in Erie County, pictures included.
You could also run a criminal search for the State of Pennsylvania by clicking this link: http://pubrecords.com/resources/Pennsylvania/Criminal-Search.html.
There were more than 55,000 total crimes reported during the 1999-2008 timeframe for Erie County, PA; more than 6,000 of these crimes were recorded as violent. Nearly 50 percent of all crimes that transpire in this county (over 5,500) happen less than a mile from the victims’ dwellings. Plus, every hour and a half, a crime occurs here, and we are talking about more than 55 homicides, over 800 rapes, and almost 40,000 thefts; including more than 2,500 car thefts every year.